Foundational Primer on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

We are pleased to share with you the final version of the SDG Foundational Primer on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  The Primer resulted from a collaborative effort undertaken under the United Nations Sustainable Development Group that assembled the most relevant thinking and insights around key global and national SDG-related challenges.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development constitutes a paradigm shift. It requires understanding and articulating a narrative around the meaning and value of sustainable development, how the Sustainable Development Goals interrelate across various sectors, and what it will take to achieve them.

The SDG Primer aims to establish a common base of understanding and approach for the UN system in supporting the 2030 Agenda. It is primarily meant to inform – in broad terms – the programmes and actions of all UN entities, including in their engagement with government and civil society partners.

The SDG Primer is available to all development practitioners, including those working in government, civil society, academia and United Nations organizations.

You’ll find the Primer in three versions:

The call for a Decade of Action for the delivery of the SDGs demands upscaling the ambition and engaging all sectors of society in transformative action.

We trust the SDG Primer will be a vital tool for the achievement of sustainable development.